Onesidezero guitarist comments on resistance to recognize Armenian Genocide

Los Angeles based Onesidezero guitarist, Levon Sultanian, has commented on the Bush administration’s recommendation to Congress to reject legislation that would declare the World War I-era killings of hundreds of thousands of Armenians as genocide.

“Genocide still exists. We saw it in Rwanda (1994) and we see it in Darfur today. The only thing worse is when a mass killing of a nation is NOT RECOGNIZED as a GENOCIDE, like the Armenian Genocide,” says Sultanian. “The Bush Administration is worried that the passing of the Armenian Resolution and recognizing the mass killings in 1915 of 1.5 million Armenians will badly damage the American-Turkish relations and U.S. interests in the Middle East (Iraq and Afghanistan). How distorted is our government’s priorities? Are financial stakes more important than recognizing and acknowledging injustice against humanity? The Armenian Genocide happened; it is a reality in the history of mankind. Honest Turks like Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Peace Prize winner, acknowledge the Armenian Genocide and had the balls to ask that all Turks accept this dark historic reality.”

To learn more about current happenings on Armenian Genocide please visit the following links. Educate, Activate, and Participate.

http://www.anca.org
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ-HcshI3cA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyR57NVh7C8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orhan_Pamuk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M_EK6uGZCU
http://www.armenian-genocide.org
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sccy0lX6KwM
http://journalism.about.com/od/pressfreedoms/i/hrantdink.htm

Onsidezero is currently supporting their recently released Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Stabbing Westward, Taproot) produced sophomore album, which was released through Corporate Punishment Records. The album is the long awaited follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2001 debut Is This Room Getting Smaller, which saw the group tour with the likes of Incubus, 311, Static-X, and Soulfly.

The album’s first single, “My Confession”, has been picking up steam at radio with the track receiving steady rotation on XM Radio’s Squizz channel and Los Angeles based KROQ.

Author: James McQuiston

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